The Rudolf Augstein Foundation is a non-profit and independent foundation under civil law. We commemorate one of the most important German journalists of the 20th century; through our foundation’s work, the concerns that motivated our namesake and thought leader Rudolf Augstein can continue to be addressed into the future.
We do this by encouraging critical and independent journalism, improving the starting and development opportunities of disadvantaged children and young people, and enabling artistic experiments.
The philanthropic initiative Civitates grants almost 2.5 million euros to 11 independent public-interest journalism organisations in 8 European countries. The financial support is granted for a period of 3 years and meant for the general operating of news organisations, as well as for their organisational strengthening. The Rudolf Augstein Foundation co-initiated the fund to enhance independent public-interest journalism in Europe – a key role for democracy.
You can submit an application at any time in any of our three funding areas. For art projects there are fixed submission deadlines; in this case, your application will be considered for the upcoming submission deadline, that will probably be 1st December 2020. All important information can be found here.